Valentine's Raspberry Velvet Tart

Valentine's Raspberry Velvet Tart

If you're looking for beautiful and delicious Valentine's Day recipes for dessert, you won't want to miss this Valentine's Raspberry Velvet Tart. It tastes as good as it looks, for sure.

Notes

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Cooking Time30 min

Ingredients

  • For Crust:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (about 1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons ice water
  • For Filling:
  • 10 ounces of premium white chocolate
  • 1/2 cup hot whipping cream (but do not boil, or it will curdle)
  • 1/4 cup (about 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • powdered sugar

Instructions

For Crust:

  1. Mix flour and sugar. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
     
  2. Beat together the egg yolk and whipping cream and pour over flour mixture.
     
  3. Stir dough, adding just enough of the water to make a dough.
     
  4. Form a ball and flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 30 minutes.
     
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 1/8 inch thick round.
     
  6. Transfer to a 9 inch tart pan with removable bottom.
     
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
     
  8. Fit dough into bottom and up sides of pan.
     
  9. Prick crust all over and cover edges with foil (remove during last 5 minutes of baking).
     
  10. Bake crust in at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack.

For Filling:

  1. Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring until smooth.
     
  2. Mix in cream and butter. Remove from water.
     
  3. Sprinkle raspberries over bottom of prepared crust, saving a few berries for garnish.
     
  4. Pour filling over berries and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour (this can be prepared 1 day ahead and refrigerated, but allow tart to stand at room temperature one hour before serving).
     
  5. Garnish with reserved berries and sift powdered sugar over top.

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